Rasmussen Reports released the results of a new phone and online survey last week that shows 58 percent of likely U.S. voters are opposed to slavery reparations. Just 28 percent support the idea — which is a increase from 21 percent in April of 2019.
While the majority of voters are against the idea, they think reparations are likely to be enacted now that Joe Biden is nearing his presidency and Democrats have control of Congress.
Twenty-five percent said it is very likely the government will approve reparations while 28 percent say it is not very likely.
In total, 53 percent of voters believe it is at least somewhat likely government will approve reparations.
Sixty-six percent of white voters oppose reparations, but 53 percent believe it is at least somewhat likely government will approve the payments.
Sixty percent of black voters support reparations, but only 45 percent think it is at least somewhat likely to happen.
Again, the issue is relatively partisan. Eighty percent of Republicans oppose reparations while 47 percent of Democrats support them. Eighteen percent are not sure.
That key bloc of voters unaffiliated with either major party — they are adamantly opposed to the idea. Sixty-two percent are opposed while 20 percent support reparations.